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Thursday, 23 September 2021 5.23 PM IST

Reports claim that US airstrike in Afghanistan may have hit aid worker, civilians and not ISIS militants

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KABUL: A recent report claimed that the United States may have mistakenly hit an aid worker and civilians, including children, rather than the ISIS-K militants in its airstrike on August 29.

The Pentagon had said it disrupted a new attack planned by the Islamic State extremist group through a Reaper drone strike on August 29 -- the day before US troops ended their 20-year mission and following a devastating attack outside the airport where vast crowds rushed to leave the victorious Taliban.

However, a recent report claimed that the US strike killed 10 civilians, including children, and an aid worker. According to the New York Times, the US strike may have killed an aid worker instead. The ISIS carried out a rocket attack from a Toyota Corolla car.
A similar car was destroyed in an American drone strike. The car carried an aid worker and a child who were taking water to those who were struggling to get water. There are clear indications that the United States carried out the attack after mistaking the car for that of terrorists.

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